Layer Of Morality

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One of the easiest layers to see through is the layer of ‘morals’. You could define morals as a set of rules, or a code of conduct, that describes how you should behave in a given situation. Society considers you a 'good' person if your actions correspond with the ‘accepted’ moral code. But if they don’t, then society considers you to be immoral, and questions your character. But who created this moral code, and who decided which behaviours were moral, and which were immoral? In early civilisations it was the tribal chiefs or elders that defined these rules, and then as religions developed, the priests and the holy men took on this role. In later eras, the person that held power at that particular time in history established the moral …show more content…

It’s still incredibly important to consider all the possibilities, rather than just ignorantly following what you’ve been led to believe is true. To provide a contrast to humankind’s reliance on morals, let’s take a look at how decisions are made post realisation. Now that I have realised the truth, I don’t consult an arbitrary list of rules to see if my actions are ‘correct’, or to see if they will fit in with society’s expectations of what is right and wrong. My actions are now aligned perfectly to the Source. But that doesn’t mean that I’m a genius or that everything I touch turns to gold! It simply means that the correct action for that moment is recognised and followed. Sometimes the correct action is not what you might consider to be the best option in that situation. But in reality, it is exactly what needs to happen, and the only action that will lead to the correct ‘big picture’ …show more content…

What if the person isn’t a heavy drinker but they’ve spent their whole life wasting their money on frivolous things? Where you, on the other hand, have diligently saved your money ‘in case of an emergency’ and gone without many luxuries. If you had to decide now, would you pay for their operation, or will you let them die? What is the right thing to do in this situation? What does the moral code say? In this hypothetical example your final decision isn’t important. But what is important, is experiencing how your moral code affects your decision making process. Can you feel the uncomfortable sensations of guilt that rise up and attempt to colour your final decision? Can you see your mind working out what a good moral answer should be, instead of seeking out the undeniable truth of the situation? Observing the effect that your moral code has on your thinking will allow you to realise that you are simply reacting to questions, instead of seeking truthful and honest answers. It will also show you how your reactions are based on your moral code and on a lifetime of society’s relentless

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